BFA’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Expo gets better and better each year! The purpose of the event is to expose our K-8 students to the subjects of science, technology, engineering, arts and math in a fun and experiential way. They have the chance to see real world applications of what they learn about in school, and are also exposed to potential STEAM careers they could pursue. The event takes place in September and is comprised of volunteers including BFA parents, teachers and staff, as well as vendors from all content areas. Everyone sets up in the gym for the day and all students and staff have the chance to spend about an hour exploring the different offerings.

Thanks to the Vendors and Volunteers who Made the 2016 STEM Expo a HUGE Success!

At last year’s Expo, kids were enthralled watching a rocket launch through virtual reality goggles. They tried their hand at steering BB-8 through a maze and did spin art with Legos. Students also learned the importance of pollinators and made polymers (slime and worms). We even offered snacks–although we admit that bugs and Kix cereal frozen with liquid nitrogen may not have been the tastiest treats.

 We were thrilled to have the support of the following companies for the Expo: Ace Hardware, Bear Creek Lake Park, Bricks for Kidz, Challenge Island, Colorado Bluebird Project, Colorado Rocketry Association of Space Hobbyists, Douglas County Libraries, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Home Depot, Kodo Kids, Modular Robotics, National Park Service, Oakman Aerospace, Play-Well Teknologies, Sphero, Steve Spangler and United Launch Alliance.
An event of this magnitude cannot happen without volunteers! More than 30 parent volunteers helped with the event. In addition, BFA students as well as kids from other schools, including STEM, Mountain Vista and Highlands Ranch High Schools, came out to volunteer. Special thanks to BFA’s STEM Committee members who organize the event each year!